So I woke up feeling so anxious, had a broken night sleep and Jacob was under the weather. James was home so thought I would make the most of it and take an hour to try out some products my friend Rachel kindly sent me. Rachel is a Body Shop rep and she sent me some generous samples.
So I thought I would tell you all what I thought of what I used! Needless to say I am being completely honest.. as always.. but a little spoiler.. Rachel must know me well as I didn’t hate anything I have tried so far.. well done Rach! Haha.
So I started off cleansing my skin with the Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cleansing Oil-in-Gel I massaged this into my dry face in circular motions and it had a lovely warm feeling. I added a bit of water and it turned into a milk… once I washed it off my face was very soft. This would be a perfect evening second cleanse. Very luxurious! I followed up with the Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel I have the resurfacing peel anyway and I love it! I love this one just as much. I messaged into my clean dry face and the dead cells ball up… totally gross but so satisfying. Once rinsed off my skin feels so smooth it’s insane. I popped on the Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Soothing Mask this is not available yet… I feel lucky that I got to try it. The consistency is super odd and took me a bit to get used to haha…. but once on it was comfortable. I had a shower and all that jazz before rinsing off and it did make my skin even smoother. I had a couple of dry patches on my chin that were a bit itchy and it helped to ease that.
To really give myself a treat I thought I would try the Drops of Light Pure Healthy Brightening Serum it really absorbed in quickly was lightweight and not sticky. I did look a lot brighter and a lot perkier than I had 40 minutes before haha. I tapped on with my ring fingers Drops of Youth Bouncy Eye Mask this massively helped my tired eyes as I hadn’t slept very well at all. I didn’t use all the sample so will use it as the overnight mask as suggested by Rachel. Feels so lovely under the eyes though.
To finish the skincare routine off I used Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Cream this is probably the luxurious thing I tried!! My skin feels amazing! Mixed with everything else it has been a real treat for my face.
Once I had finished with my face I popped on the Mango Body Yogurt this is super lightweight. A little goes a hella long way and smells in-friggin-credible!! It’s a gel like texture but not sticky. Perfect for the warmer months.
In the shower I also gave my feet a little treat with the Peppermint Reviving Pumice Foot Scrub my feet have been super dry lately which has been annoying me massively. Even my trusty soap and glory hasn’t touched it and that’s been my go to for years! Once I used this I popped on the Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion this absorbed really well and my feet are so smooth and soft. Really is cooling too so really refreshing.
To pick myself up I thought I would do some make up as Rachel sent me a sample of the Vitamin C Skin Reviver Instant Smoother which is a primer which is very much like the Benefit Pore-fessional in consistency. It smoothed over my skin. It aims to combat dull, tired skin and is infused with vitamin C. I also received a sample of the Fresh Nude Foundation (good shout on the colour Rachel) this has an SPF 15 which is handy! It’s enriched with Rose Water and 100% organic Aloe Vera. It’s really hydrating but not greasy in any way. It blends well with a buffing brush.
I finished off my make up with some concealer. I also used the body shop contouring palette in 01 which I bought a couple of weeks ago. It’s brilliant.. I use this in the crease of my eye too as eyeshadow.. and the highlight on the lid, the blush in the palette is very much like Nars Orgasm!
Some mascara, lip balm and a clear mascara on my brows and I was set for a day at home with my lad. Refreshed and ready to go haha.
Sorry for the long post but wanted to share my thoughts. I have a couple of masks I have been given samples of too… so will report back on those!